YUMI PIKSA

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YUMI PIKSA is a new program at the University of Goroka, Papua New Guinea, through which students learn how to make films with local Highland communities in order to record local stories and local knowledge.

The Workshops

Yumi Piksa is training future filmmakers at the University of Goroka.

The concept of the workshop is that the students apart from learning the technical and conceptual skills will develop strategies to be responsive to the communities where they will be filming.

The Outcome

We hope to produce four final films that we will shoot with communities in the Eastern Highlands Province.

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Yumi Piksa Training Methodology

Yumi Piksa participants learn the technical and conceptual skills of filmmaking. They learn the basics of video production, from shooting, how to capture elements of a story to editing and DVD production. The participants acquire these skills in order to be able to go out into local communities to record the communities’ stories. The respect to the community and their involvement in the process of production is of great importance to the Yumi Piksa concept. The video training component of the workshop is therefore put together from ideas of documentary training and participatory video.

Participants are researchers to record local knowledge in these communities. As part of the workshop, methods are developed  and designed in the communities’ interest to capture their stories in appropriate ways.

More Info

See their website and check out the participants and the workshop diary.

Contact

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PO BOX 1078
Eastern Highlands Province
Papua New Guinea

Facilitator
Verena Thomas
verena.thomas@gmx.com
+675 7311 769
+61 2 8090 9350

The Workshops

Yumi Piksa is training future filmmakers at the University of Goroka.

The concept of the workshop is that the students apart from learning the technical and conceptual skills will develop strategies to be responsive to the communities where they will be filming.

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4 thoughts on “YUMI PIKSA

  1. during the break (holiday) i was at home (gorohanota) and the team headed by mr. frank risanimo went and took pictures saying that, it is frank’s training to make film.

    should i request the team to know the progress of their assignment? i just want to know for my information.

    all the best to the team travelling to my village and taking pictures of me cutting trees and making woods for building house.

    i hope they really enjoy the trip to the site.

    cheer,

    judah r. suka
    unitech, lae

  2. Yumi Piksa will be featured in the TV program Scene by Scene in the lead up to the Asia Pacific Screen Awards to be broadcasted on CNN International this weekend (17th and 18th of October 2009)

    Catch the story on CNN October 17 and 18 – 10.30pm Saturday, 4.30am Sunday, and 5.30pm Sunday. (Port Moresby times)

    http://www.asiapacificscreenawards.com/tv_programs
    (Episode 3)

    We are very proud that we are getting such international exposure, an early indicator of the future audiences we hope to be reaching with the Yumi Piksa films.

  3. I do not think that it is appropriate to advertise “Yumi Piksa” as a University of Goroka officially endorsed program because “It Isn’t” ..

    Please clarify this pretense. Who is Verena Thomas and why is this the first time we are hearing about this as being a UOG program on such a public form as this? It has not been officially endorsed as being part of the University ..just an individuals plight for Doctoral studies in Australia.

    It is great that your endeavors have been successful so far but do it on your own time and with your own funds.

    Next thing you know Yumi Piksa and whoever is pulling the strings will request for funding from UOG and take away from the need that so many other departments at UOG have..
    Come on people!

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